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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to right, standing on leg and thigh. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; June 13, 1969: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 204

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.25 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.1094

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins